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Coronavirus Update: 12 April

This week’s contains blog contain several recruitment and other opportunities, so if you’re looking for a new role or a different direction then make sure you take a look through!

Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme: Are you eligible for a government-funded broadband voucher? Easily find out using the online eligibility checker provided by GrowBiz clients and REDS members Rural Communications. Visit their website and click 'see what you’re eligible for' to check.

Back to Business Webinar: Advice & Guidance on Reopening Scottish Retail: This Business Gateway webinar will look at how Scottish retail and close contact businesses can reopen safely in April. It will offer tips and signposting to resources, and the panel will be answering questions from businesses. Being held on Thursday 15th April at 11am, you can find out more and book here.

Blairgowrie and Rattray Development Trust Recruitment Opportunity: The Trust is recruiting for a part-time Finance Officer to work closely with the Trust Board and Development Officer. This position will be remote working for the foreseeable future, and can be on either an employed or self-employed basis. Further information can be found here and the full job description is here. Closing Date: Monday 26th April.

Growing Rural Talent: Securing the future of Scotland's land-based sector in the South of Scotland, this is an opportunity for young people to develop relevant skills and knowledge of both the forestry and agriculture sectors while still at school, as the start of a pathway to a range of opportunities post school. Find out more here.

Land-based Pre-apprenticeship Opportunity: Agricultural machinery rings in Aberdeenshire, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders are running a pilot pre-apprenticeship scheme for new entrants to Scotland’s land-based sector. Those who take part in the scheme gain valuable technical skills as part of an induction programme, and work with business mentors to get practical experience while achieving a Certificate of Work Readiness during their 26-week, paid work placement. Find out more here.

Perth and Kinross Council Recruitment Opportunity: PKC are recruiting for an Economic Development Officer to join the Enterprise, Trade and Investment team. The post holder will have a key role in developing and implementing economic development strategies and action plans to support the growth of the Perth and Kinross economy, developing, implementing and evaluating projects within the business community and leading on several initiatives. Find out more here.

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